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  • FreeRepublic has been hacked

    05/31/2023 7:15:38 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 76 replies
    I get a warning when I click on: Backlash Grows Over Male Transvestite Greeting Children at Disneyland
  • Tech layoffs ravage the teams that fight online misinformation and hate speech (schaudenfreud alert)

    05/28/2023 8:08:32 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 26, 2023 | Hayden Field and Jonathan Vanian
    ...Across the tech industry...wide swaths of people tasked with protecting the internet's most-populous playgrounds are being shown the exits. The cuts come at a time of increased cyberbullying...and as the spread of misinformation and violent content collides with the exploding use of artificial intelligence....Twitter effectively disbanded its ethical AI team in November and laid off all but one of its members, along with 15% of its trust and safety department, according to reports. In February, Google cut about one-third of a unit that aims to protect society from misinformation, radicalization, toxicity and censorship. Meta reportedly ended the contracts of about...
  • Google wants to target you – yes, YOU – with AI-generated ads

    05/25/2023 5:39:47 AM PDT · by Salman · 15 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | Thu 25 May 2023 | Katyanna Quach
    Just when you thought maybe your phone wasn't spying on you … Google plans to roll out generative AI tools that can automatically create online advertising campaigns personalized to users' search queries. The Alphabet-owned ad giant is ramping up efforts to inject more AI into its core business areas – such as internet search and digital adverts – as it faces challenges to its dominance. Jerry Dischler, general manager of Google Ads, pointed out Google has been using machine-learning systems in advertising for a while. Algorithms and neural networks power its Smart Bidding and Performance Max features, for example, to...
  • ‘Am I gay?’-related Google searches soar 1,300 percent in 19 years: analysis

    05/24/2023 2:51:22 PM PDT · by Callahan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/23 | Lauren Sforza
    Google searches related to personal sexual orientation and gender identity have skyrocketed since 2004, according to new research. The Cultural Currents Institute released an analysis that explored Google searches from 2004 to this month that included searches for questions such as “am I gay”, “am I lesbian”, “am I trans” and “how to come out”, as well as searches for “nonbinary.” The new analysis found that searches for these phrases jumped by more than 1,300 percent during that period. The analysis suggested that states that lean more conservative are the “most closeted,” with Utah leading the country in searches for...
  • World’s Elites Scheme At Secretive Annual Bilderberg Meeting: Stacy Abrams, ChatGPT & Microsoft Chiefs Join Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla For Closed Door Meetings On ‘US Leadership’

    05/20/2023 10:27:02 AM PDT · by CFW · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/2/23 | Alicia Powe
    Key leadership from companies like Microsoft, ChatGPT, and Google are convening with prime ministers, royalty, bank governors, army generals, and top US officials at the 2023 Bilderberg Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal to strategize about global affairs. Artificial intelligence is the focus of the 69th annual secretive Bilderberg meeting. Over 130 individuals from 23 countries will participate in the private, closed-door deliberations. The three-day event runs this year from May 18 to 21. OpenAI Ceo Sam Altman Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Deept Mind CEO Demis Hassabis, World Economic Forum Agenda Contributor Yuyal Harrari, and PayPal co-founder...
  • AI Top of the Agenda at Secretive Bilderberg Meeting

    05/18/2023 1:05:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 May 2023 | Allum Bokhari
    Open AI CEO Sam Altman will attend the secretive Bilderberg Meeting, an annual gathering of over 100 political and corporate leaders from Europe and North America, which has announced AI as a key item on its agenda this year. Altman isn’t the only Big Tech figure in attendance. Other participants include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis. Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will also attend. As noted in a congressional hearing last week, CISA played a key role as a source of government pressure in...
  • Wendy’s Begins Replacing Workers with Artificial Intelligence – America’s Workforce is in Big Trouble

    05/16/2023 9:16:31 PM PDT · by cba123 · 163 replies
    The DC Patriot ^ | May 15, 2023 | Brick Tamland
    In a development straight out of a dystopian sci-fi thriller, fast food giant Wendy’s has embarked on a chilling experiment, replacing its drive-through order takers with an AI chatbot powered by Google software. This technological takeover aims to streamline the ordering process by training the AI to understand customer requests and decrease waiting times at the drive-throughs. According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Wendy’s is set to launch this eerie transformation in its home state of Ohio, starting with locations in Columbus. The company plans to implement the change in June, all in the name of shorter lines...
  • Google’s AI Experiment Bard, Put To A Political Bias Test

    05/14/2023 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Conservativetpa · 2 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 05/14/2023 | Mike Jenkins
    Google’s conversational AI, Bard, has launched in an experimental phase, and The Free Press took it for a test ride on political bias with just a couple of questions. According to Google, the tool was developed to help you with productivity and creativity...
  • Are the wheels coming off Google's ROBOT CARS? San Francisco is being used as a test track for driverless vehicles — but as they bring mayhem to the city’s streets, critics are starting to question the search engine's self-driving future

    05/13/2023 4:23:05 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/13/2023 | CAROLINE GRAHAM
    One ploughed headfirst into the back of a packed city bus. Another ignored yellow police warning tape and became tangled in downed power lines. Yet another 'out-of-control' vehicle moved menacingly towards a police officer while ignoring his frantic command for it to 'stay!'. Welcome to the streets of San Francisco, where the world's biggest experiment in self-driving 'robotaxis' is under way. While Big Tech says this is the future – a world where artificial intelligence (AI) avoids accidents caused by human error – the reality uncovered by The Mail on Sunday offers a glimpse into a future where AI-controlled vehicles...
  • Google Co-Founder Disappears after Subpoena Issued in Epstein Case

    05/08/2023 1:19:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    SLAY ^ | May 8, 2023 - 12:57 pm | Frank Bergman
    Government investigators are reporting that Google co-founder Larry Page has disappeared after a subpoena was issued for his testimony in a Jeffrey Epstein underage trafficking case. Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands issued subpoenas against Page and Google parent company Alphabet in the lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank. The lawsuit accuses JPMorgan, America’s largest bank, of playing a role in Epstein’s international child sex trafficking operation. However, a new legal filing reveals that investigators have been unable to locate Page since the subpoena was issued. Authorities have now been forced to ask Judge Jed Rakoff, who is overseeing...
  • Google Engineer Jumps to His Death from 14th Floor of Company’s NYC Office

    05/05/2023 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | May 5, 2023 | By: Jason Walsh
    Google Engineer Jumps to His Death from 14th Floor of Company-s NYC HQ A Google engineer has jumped to his death from the 14th floor of the company headquarters in New York City in what appears to be an apparent suicide. The man, who has not yet been named, was found on the ground on Thursday’s 15th Street side of the building. Police found the man unconscious after receiving multiple phone calls about the incident. The Google engineer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died. The officer discovered handprints on the 14th-floor ledge, according to one source speaking...
  • Jeffrey Epstein-related suit: Virgin Islands says it can’t find Google co-founder Larry Page

    05/07/2023 5:40:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/07/23 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    The U.S. Virgin Islands government says it's unable to locate Google co-founder Larry Page to serve him a subpoena in an ongoing lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, a new federal filing revealed. The Virgin Islands sued the world’s largest bank in December, alleging it knowingly facilitated Epstein’s exploitation of women and minors. The lawsuit argues that the bank "turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to...
  • Scathing Report Shows Bing’s Leftist Bias Just as Awful as Google’s

    05/05/2023 10:39:23 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    A new study just obliterated any doubts that Microsoft’s Bing is just as leftist and radical as its top competitor Google. Media solutions company AllSides conducted a new analysis over a two-week period (March 9-22, 2023) finding that a whopping 83 percent of the news articles displayed on Bing News’ homepage “were from media outlets on the left.” But here’s the kicker: “Bing’s homepage displayed zero news sources rated Right or Lean Right by AllSides,” and only 13 percent of the sources displayed were from the “center.” The top 6 outlets that Bing comnmonly curated were sources that AllSides rated...
  • Google Employees Express Outrage over CEO Sundar Pichai’s $226 Million Pay Package amid Massive Cuts

    05/04/2023 11:12:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2023 | Lucas Nolan
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s $226 million pay package in 2022 has ignited controversy among employees following the tech giant’s aggressive cost-cutting measures, including the elimination of 12,000 jobs and reductions in employee services. CNBC reports that Google’s $226 million pay package for CEO Sundar Pichai in 2022 has sparked a firestorm of debate among staff members, who have taken to internal forums to vent their resentment and disappointment. This backlash follows Google’s aggressive cost-cutting initiatives, which included the axing of 12,000 jobs, scaling back on employee benefits, and reducing employee services.
  • ‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead

    05/01/2023 12:05:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    DNYUZ | NYT ^ | 5/1/2023
    Geoffrey Hinton was an artificial intelligence pioneer. In 2012, Dr. Hinton and two of his graduate students at the University of Toronto created technology that became the intellectual foundation for the A.I. systems that the tech industry’s biggest companies believe is a key to their future. On Monday, however, he officially joined a growing chorus of critics who say those companies are racing toward danger with their aggressive campaign to create products based on generative artificial intelligence, the technology that powers popular chatbots like ChatGPT. Dr. Hinton said he has quit his job at Google, where he has worked for...
  • (Video) Google Co-founder Wants to Build AI as a “Digital God”

    04/28/2023 2:09:17 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 4/27/23 | Ken Ham
    According to tech mogul Elon Musk, for some, such as Google co-founder Larry Page, the ultimate goal of the race to build artificial intelligence is to create a “digital god,” a silicon-based lifeform that “would understand everything in the world. . . . and give you back the exact right thing instantly.” Who would have even thought about discussions concerning a “digital god” just a few years ago? Will this dream become a reality?
  • Judge rules against Google, allows antitrust case to proceed

    04/28/2023 1:20:42 PM PDT · by CFW · 6 replies
    Fox61 ^ | 4/28/23 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge on Friday rejected a motion from Google to toss out the government's antirust case against it. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema ruled the lawsuit alleging Google wields monopolistic power in the world of online advertising can proceed in its entirety. Her ruling is the second setback for Google at the federal court in Alexandria. Google had earlier tried to get the case consolidated with a similar lawsuit that's been ongoing for several years in New York. But Brinkema ruled last month that the case can proceed in the Alexandria courthouse, which is known as...
  • Hundreds more tech and biotech layoffs jolt Bay Area job market

    04/26/2023 9:44:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | April 26, 2023 | George Avalos
    Latest job cuts point to ongoing weakness in tech sector.. SAN JOSE — Hundreds more tech and biotech layoffs have rattled the Bay Area job market, cutbacks that hint the sectors are still wobbly and have yet to shift back into hiring mode. IBM, Accenture, Amplitude and Myovant Sciences are among the most recent companies to reveal staffing cutbacks in the Bay Area, according to documents on file with the state’s labor agency. The most recent layoffs produced a combined total job loss of just over 300 positions in the Bay Area. ... All told, starting in July 2022, tech...
  • TECH Google’s cloud business turns profitable for the first time on record

    04/26/2023 6:55:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 25 April 2023 | Jordan Navi
    Google said its cloud group has turned profitable on an operating basis after showing losses for more than three years. Google is third in the U.S. cloud infrastructure market, behind Amazon and Microsoft. Google has been pouring money into its cloud-computing business to compete with Amazon and Microsoft . Those hefty investments are finally turning a profit. Alphabet said Tuesday that Google’s cloud business is profitable for the first time in the three years it’s been reporting operating metrics for the division. The segment generated $191 million in operating income on $7.45 billion in revenue in the first quarter, according...
  • Google, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and 15 others subject to new EU online content rules as of August

    04/25/2023 7:01:28 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 10 replies
    App Store and 16 other tech companies will be subject to new EU online content rules as of August, EU industry chief Thierry Breton said on Tuesday.The other 16 companies are, Facebook, Alphabet’s GOOGL-Q -0.37%decrease Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Google Shopping, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, Microsoft’s Bing and Zalando.